THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 2 ...
A POWERFUL RED SOX TEAM FAILS
IN THE WORLD SERIES ...
Dave "Boo" Ferriss shuts out the Athletics
April 26, 1946 ... Dave Ferriss held the Athletics to six well scattered hits, as last season's outstanding rookie won his first game of the year, pitching the Red Sox to a 7–0 victory before 2200 chilled and
dampened spectators at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. Only one Philly batter reached third base against the fast pitching Ferriss. At times he seemed quicker than any time a year ago. He kept ahead of the hitters all afternoon, walking, but one batter. Twice he retired eight men in succession., While Dave was handcuffing the
opposition, the Red Sox clubbed out eleven hits off Dick Fowler, Norman Brown, and Bob Savage. They had men on base in every inning except the 7th, when Brown, a former Red Sox farmhand, took over from Fowler.
A each of the first three innings, the Sox made single runs on but one hit. They gave Fowler a permanent combing in the 6th inning. Ferriss singled and was followed by singles from Johnny Pesky and Ted Williams, who drove in two runs. Williams scored on Rudy York's single.
Eddie McGah made his major-league debut today, as Hal Wagner is still bothered by the injury sustained against the Braves in Hartford a couple of weeks ago. Ted Williams was booed here today, after failing to get a hit in his first three times up, taking a called third strike on the last
occasion with the bases loaded and two out. It was a cold dark day in Philadelphia, and it drizzled during parts of the game.